Paper Airplanes to Help in Fight Against Cancer

Five-year-old Hunter Winship is attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for collecting the largest number of paper airplanes. The Freedom, New York boy began his quest several weeks ago as a patient at Buffalo’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he has spent the past month fighting Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer characterized by rapidly growing tumors.

Hunter’s mother, Cheryl Winship, said the quest was designed as a distraction from the hospital stays and tests. She and his aunt came up with the idea of breaking a world record for the most number of paper airplanes received.

Hunter has received airplanes from around the world and now that he’s home from the hospital, the project is serving as an incentive for pushing through his cancer fight. His prognosis is good and the airplane project is really lifting his spirits.

So far, the family believes they’ve collected roughly 200,000 paper airplanes. The quest will continue through March 17. If you’d like to help Hunter set a world record, you can mail a paper airplane to:

Hunter Winship
The Airplane Cancer Goal
11227 North Hill Rd.
Freedom NY 14065


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